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Sudeep Sen: Converse: Contemporary English Poetry by Indians


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Publisher SALT DESERT MEDIA GROUP Limited, 2022
ISBN 1913738310, 9781913738310
Length 616 pages

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Sudeep Sen’s works have been translated into 25 languages, and include Postmarked India: New and Selected Poems, Fractals: New and Selected PoemsTranslations 1980-2015RainAria and Kaifi Azmi. Influential anthologies edited by him include The HarperCollins Book of English PoetryWorld English Poetry, and Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians, and his work has appeared in TLSFinancial TimesGuardianObserver and Telegraph, and Newsweekand been broadcast on the BBC, PBS, CNN, IBN, NDTV, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Sen is the only Asian who has been honoured by being asked to deliver the Derek Walcott Lecture and to read at the Nobel Laureate Festival (in 2013).

This authoritative anthology of contemporary Indian poetry in English, Converse was especially commissioned for the 75th anniversary of Indian independence in 2022. Edited by Sudeep Sen the collection includes the work of 90 poets including established writers such as Vikram Seth, Jayanta Mahapatra,  Adil Jussawalla, C. P. Surendran, Arundhathi Subramaniam, and Ranjit Hoskote and emerging voices such as Rohan Chhetri, Jhilam Chattaraj, and Jennifer Robertson.


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